America The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time  

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List Rules Only former U.S. Presidents. Vote based on their entire time in office.

The Greatest United States Presidents in history, ranked from best to worst. Who's the greatest U.S. president? Anyone can vote on or make their own version of this collaborative list of the men who shaped American policy - a fascinating insight into all the US Presidents and how their presidencies were perceived. Who were the best presidents? We expect this list of the Chief Executives to change over time as history's perceptions also change.

And be sure to check out Ranker's ultimate list of the Worst-Ever US Presidents as well, for comparison's sake.
list ordered by

1
23,911 4,686
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John Adams

2
29,621 5,401
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Andrew Johnson, Hannibal Hamlin

3
17,813 5,139
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Aaron Burr, George Clinton

4
9,369 5,776
James Madison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Elbridge Gerry, George Clinton

5
22,079 10,354
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Lyndon B. Johnson

6
17,896 5,283
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles W. Fairbanks

7
19,385 8,665
Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John Nance Garner, Henry A. Wallace, Harry S. Truman

8
6,829 5,565
James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Daniel D. Tompkins

9
13,443 5,636
Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Richard Nixon

10
23,960 10,815
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George H. W. Bush

11
9,009 5,171
John Adams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Thomas Jefferson

12
10,456 6,139
Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Alben W. Barkley

13
16,667 16,332
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Al Gore

14
22,097 25,549
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Joe Biden

15
7,629 8,403
Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Martin Van Buren, John C. Calhoun

16
12,366 12,361
George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Dan Quayle

17
5,470 5,647
John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John C. Calhoun

18
4,793 5,923
James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
George M. Dallas

19
6,396 8,009
Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Thomas R. Marshall

20
6,385 6,538
Ulysses S. Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson

21
4,658 5,771
Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles G. Dawes

22
6,133 10,280
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Hubert Humphrey

23
10,894 15,483
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Dick Cheney

24
3,455 5,162
Grover Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Adlai Stevenson I, Thomas A. Hendricks

25
3,490 4,786
William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Theodore Roosevelt, Garret Hobart

26
4,556 6,695
Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Nelson Rockefeller

27
6,158 12,397
Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Walter Mondale

28
3,167 5,178
William Howard Taft is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
James S. Sherman

29
3,679 9,740
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Mike Pence

30
6,414 11,142
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Gerald Ford, Spiro Agnew

31
2,871 4,474
James A. Garfield is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Chester A. Arthur

32
2,347 4,863
Rutherford B. Hayes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
William A. Wheeler

33
2,158 4,816
Chester A. Arthur is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

34
2,181 4,868
Zachary Taylor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Millard Fillmore

35
2,145 5,198
Martin Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Richard Mentor Johnson

36
2,005 4,616
Benjamin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Levi P. Morton

37
2,802 6,243
Herbert Hoover is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Charles Curtis

38
1,931 4,979
John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

39
1,908 4,877
William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

40
1,919 5,981
Warren G. Harding is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
Calvin Coolidge

41
1,552 5,438
Millard Fillmore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

42
1,534 5,673
Franklin Pierce is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
William R. King

43
1,992 7,141
Andrew Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

44
1,783 7,283
James Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time
John C. Breckinridge